The Columbia Design League (CDL), in partnership with the Columbia Museum of Art, host a Meet the Designer event featuring Copper Horse distillery founder Richard Baker, brand designer Thomas Jennings of The Half and Half, and signature Copper Horse cocktails handcrafted by Kristian Niemi.
Copper Horse Distilling produces premium, small-batch spirits in three distinctive, handcrafted labels: Old Mill Vodka, a limited edition seasonal cream whiskey series, and the currently-aging Copper Horse Bourbon. Created in the Southern tradition of utilizing local purveyors and handcrafting intricate detail, Copper Horse spirits are made exclusively from grains milled at Columbia’s historic Allen Brother’s Milling Company, home of Adluh Flour.
The Half and Half are a combination design studio and print shop in Five Points with “lots of weird machines.” The nine-member firm has been the brainpower behind many remarkable local identities, including Bluetile Skateboards and Caroline Guitars, as well as concert posters for Dave Matthews Band, Widespread Panic, Jason Isbell, and others.
Along with a distillery tour and discussion, bartender Kristian Niemi, owner of local Midlands eateries Bourbon and Rosso Trattoria, provides signature cocktails featuring Copper Horse brands for attendees.
Tuesday, November 17, 2015
$10 / free for CDL members
Copper Horse Distillery
929 Huger Street
Columbia, S.C. 29201